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grocery in san francisco and take it home in a bag that cost you nothing. a new law goes into affect at midnight that requires almost every store in san francisco to place merchandise in a paper or compostable bag. the law requires retailers to charge you 10 cents if you use one of their bags. >> san francisco just keeps getting more expensive. >> if people want a paper bag, 10 cents. hopefully it is not too big of a deal for us. >> city leaders hope it will encourage consumers to be more eco-friendly. the new law covers stores from mom and pop stores to national chains. but the grow sheers can -- grocers can place them in plastic bags. clothing stores and dry-cleaners can wrap the garments free of charge. restaurants, bakeries and stakeout establishments are exempt until next year. >>> governor jerry brown approved or vetoed 58 bills. he approved a bill by the state senator that will give some juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole. the governor also said yes to a bill requiring parents who don't want their kids immunized to sign a waiver indicating they have
, where the minorities and poorest of the residents live. in richmond, the juvenile law courtroom will close, its cases moved to the main courthouse in martinez in the central part of the county. the same thing will happen in pittsburg when its juvenile and family crooms -- courtrooms go dark. she heads the county bar association. >> the folks with the least amount of income, least access to public transportation, and the least amount of resources of anybody else in the county and yet they're being made to take the brunt of these budget cuts. >> lawyer darren kepler's office is in richmond and believes the cuts violate the law. >> when the changes to a court are done in a mapper -- manner where people are deprived of their ability to have justice, it's taking away their constitutional right to access. >> sean hamilton is an unemployed college student who has a child custody case in richmond's juvenile court. like many residents affected by the court cuts, he has no car. hamilton now lives in oakland, which is a fairly quick 30-minute trip by b.a.r.t. but when the court closes here
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